Collaboration, Open Solutions & Innovation (COSI) in Healthcare


A web site aimed at people focused on improving global health by collaborating on innovative 'open' health information technology (HIT) solutions. Sharing information on 'open' health IT solutions, e.g. Open EHR, Open PHR, Open HIE, Open Standards, Open Architecture, Open Organizations, Open Source, Open Access, Open Data, Open Medical, Open Communities, etc.                                    

Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) are the key management strategies organizations need to incorporate into their corporate culture in order to compete and succeed in the 21st century. The adoption and application of these new management strategies is already evident within many companies in almost every industry.

Industries and businesses throughout the world are being revolutionized through the application of these three unique and powerful management strategies. When combined, these COSI strategies create a robust model for accelerating change, achieving significant operational efficiencies, and improving the quality of products and services by organizations in the U.S. and other countries.

Collaborative development efforts to create innovative, open source health IT software tools and applications are well underway. These innovative 'open' health solutions are being released under one or more open source license arrangements that allow public and private health care institutions to acquire and use these tools at little or no cost. This has tremendous potential consequences for organizations around the world that face funding challenges.

The 'Open Way

The 'Open Way' is more than a development model; it defines the characteristics of a culture.The open source way thrives on broad collaboration and shared effort.
  • The open source way is about possibility. Open source presents a new way to solve old problems. To share ideas and effort.
  • The open source way opens doors. Open source offers a new perspective. Open, not closed. Collaboration, not isolation.
  • The open source way multiplies: Knowledge. Effort. Inspiration. Creativity. Innovation. The impact is exponential.
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Some articles by the Webmaster and others on collaboration, 'open solutions', and innovation include:

* Also, see COSI Open Health blogs
COSI 'Open' Health Channel

Open source software has had a revolutionary impact on the software industry. With the success and ubiquity of open source projects, most enterprise and commercial software development teams now mix open source with internal code to shorten software development schedules and save on the development costs.   -  BlackDuck report on "Open Source ROI"

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